My radio appearance about net neutrality

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Listen to my radio appearance on TPR’s The Source about net neutrality.

On Wednesday, November 29, I was a panelist on the Texas Public Radio show The Source to talk about net neutrality. My co-panelists were Jacek Materna, chief technology officer of Assembla, a Scaleworks technology company based in San Antonio, and Klint Finley, a writer with Wired Business. During the call-in show, we talked about the impact that the FCC’s impending decision to repeal the net neutrality rules currently in place that were enacted during the Obama administration. These rules codify the state of affairs that has governed the internet for decades: that of a neutral network where all content is treated equally by ISPs. Their repeal would allow ISPs to discriminate between different websites, services, and protocols. This would allow them, for example, to charge more for access to streaming sites like Netflix than for email sites like Repeal would likely mean a menu of undesirable choices for consumers at higher prices, and could result in censorship of content of which ISPs disapprove. Click here to listen to our discussion about net neutrality.

Luis Hestres

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